This study, which appeared in the Journal of Hellenic Studies 25(1905) pp. 137-156 and 204-224 was written by the great Hellenist W. W. Tarn and covers the period from the 5th century B.C. to the Battle of Actium (31 B.C.). The author considers evidence from historians, inscriptions, scholiasts, lexicographers, and monuments to suggest what these ships may have been like, especially the types known as triremes and quinqueremes. Extensive scholarly notes. 43 pdf pages. Book digitized by Google, article extracted and uploaded by user Robert Bedrosian.